After purchasing a Vitamix blender late last year, I’ve been trying to make Chinese Sweet Almond Soup, which is very similar in taste to almond milk but with a thicker and more creamy consistency. There are numerous recipes online for making traditional Chinese Sweet Almond Soup which calls for soaking the almonds and rice, blending the soaked almonds and rice, straining the mixture and then cooking the almond liquid on a stove top until it thickens. I wanted a version that was quick and simple to make using my Vitamix blender but I wasn’t able to find any recipes online so I had to come up with my own.
After a couple of attempts, I’ve finally come up with a version that is pretty tasty and really easy to make using a Vitamix blender.
Makes about 2 servings (~ 2 cups)
3/4 cup sliced blanched almonds
1/4 cup rice
2 tablespoons cane sugar
2 cups water; additional for soaking the rice
1. Soak the rice in water for about 1/2 hour prior to making the dessert. Strain the rice and discard the water.
2. Toast the sliced almonds at 325 degrees in the oven for 5 minutes. (Note: this will take less time in a toaster oven)
3. Add the toasted almond slices, soaked rice, sugar and water to the Vitamix wet container.
4. Blend on high for 5 minutes (Set the Vitamix on variable speed, turn on the blender and gradually increase the speed to 10. Then change the setting to high and blend for 5 minutes.)
At the end of the 5 minutes, you will have a creamy sweet almond dessert soup that’s piping hot and ready to serve straight out of the Vitamix blender.